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Philippines bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the next 9 months of 2017, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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Philippines Public Holidays in 2017 Observance*
Jan.    Sun New Year's Day (Araw ng Bagong Taon)
        Mon Public Holiday
        Mon Public Holiday (Procession of the Black Nazarene) (Manila) Mun+Reg
        Sat Chinese Lunar New Year
Feb. 25 Sat Public Holiday (30th anniversary of the EDSA Revolution)
Apr.  9 Sun Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor)
     13 Thu Maundy Thursday (Huwebes Santo)
     14 Fri Good Friday (Biyernes Santo)
     15 Sat Black Saturday
     24 Mon The Prophet's Ascension (Lailatul Isra Wal Mi'raj) (ARMM) Regional
May   1 Mon Labor Day (Araw ng Manggagawa)
June 12 Mon Independence Day
     24 Sat Manila Day (Araw ng Maynila) Regional
     26 Mon Eid'l Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Aug. 21 Mon Ninoy Aquino Day
     28 Mon National Heroes' Day (Araw ng mga Bayani)
Sep.  1 Fri Eid'l Adha
     21 Thu Islamic New Year (Amon Jaded) (ARMM) Regional
Oct. 31 Tue Additional Public Holiday
Nov.    Wed All Saints' Day (Araw ng mga Namayapa)
        Thu Bonifacio Day (Araw ni Bonifacio)
        Thu The Prophet's Birthday (Maulid-un-Nabi) (ARMM) Regional
Dec.    Mon Christmas Day (Pasko)
        Sat Rizal Day (Araw ni Rizal)
        Sun New Year's Eve (Bisperas ng Bagong Taon)
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Recent News and Updates

03 Jan 2017 Philippines Public Holiday January 9 (Philippine Information Agency-Manila) The Mayor of Manila, the capital of the Philippines, Joseph Estrada, has declared Monday, January 9, 2017, as a one-off non-working municipal public holiday on account of the upcoming annual Procession of the Black Nazarene.  14 Dec 2016 Philippines Amends Public Holiday For 2016 and 2017 (Philippine Information Agency-Manila) Philippines Acting Executive Secretary, Menardo Guevarra, has announced that he had signed Proclamation No.117, declaring Monday, December 26, 2016, and Monday, January 2, 2017, as day in lieu non-working public holiday of the Philippines, in addition to the previously released lists of official public holidays in the Philippines for the year 2016 and for the year 2017.  06 Sep 2016 Philippines Eid'l Adha Public Holiday September 12 (Philippine Information Agency-Manila) In a press briefing, earlier this morning, Philippines Presidential Executive Secretary, Salvador C. Medialdea, announced that Philippines President, Rodrigo Duterte, had signed Proclamation No.56, declaring Monday, September 12, 2016, as the date of the upcoming Eid'l Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holiday of the Philippines, in accordance with Republic Act 9177.  18 Aug 2016 Philippines 2017 Public Holidays Announced (Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines-Manila) Earlier today, Philippines President, Rodrigo Duterte, signed Proclamation No. 50, s. 2016, which lists the annual special and regular non-working public holidays in the Philippines for the calendar year 2017.  04 Jul 2016 Philippines End of Ramadan Public Holiday July 6 (Philippine Information Agency-Manila) In a press briefing, earlier this morning, Philippines Presidential Spokesperson, Ernesto Abella, announced that Philippines President, Rodrigo Duterte, had declared Wednesday, July 6, 2016, as the date of the upcoming Eid'l Fitr (End of Ramadan) annual non-working public holiday of the Philippines, in accordance with Republic Act 9177.  03 Jul 2016 Philippines July 6 Public Holiday Expected (Philippine Information Agency-Manila) Presidential Communications Office Secretary, Martin Andanar, is reported in the local media as saying that Malacañang, the Philippines' Presidential Palace, may declare July 6 as the date national holiday non-working public holiday in the Philippines, in observance of the upcoming "Eid al-Fitr" (End of Ramadan) annual public holidays of the Philippines.  29 Jun 2016 Philippines June 30 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Philippine Information Agency-Manila) Philippines' Communications Secretary, Herminio Coloma Jr., quoting Executive Secretary, Paquito Ochoa, Jr., has announced that, in the end, current Philippines President, Benigno Aquino III, had decided not to declare Thursday, June 30, 2016, the date of the upcoming inauguration of president-elect, Rodrigo Duterte, as a one-off non-working public holiday in the Philippines.  25 Jun 2016 Philippines Mulls June 30 Public Holiday (Philippine Information Agency-Manila) Philippines Government Communications Secretary, Herminio Coloma Jr., has announced that current Philippines President, Benigno Aquino III, has not yet decided if Thursday, June 30, 2016, the date of the upcoming inauguration of president-elect, Rodrigo Duterte, would be declared as a one-off non-working public holiday in the Philippines, as was the case on the occasion of the inaugurations of Benigno Aquino III and Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.  27 Apr 2016 Philippines Public Holiday May 9 (Philippine Information Agency-Manila) The Philippines Presidential Palace's Communications Secretary, Herminio Coloma Jr, has announced Proclamation 1254, declaring Monday, May 9, 2016, the date of the upcoming Philippines' national and local elections, as another additional special public non-working holiday throughout the Philippines.  23 Mar 2016 Philippines Easter 2016 Public Holidays (Philippine Information Agency-Manila) The Philippines Government Labor and Employment Secretary, Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz, has emailed a reminder to the Philippines population that Thursday and Friday, March 24 and 25, 2016, had both been declared as non-working public holidays in the Philippines, on account of the upcoming Maundy Thursday and Good Friday public holidays of the Philippines.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Philippines public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Governing Law: Official regular public holidays, in the Philippines, are regulated by Executive Order 203 and incorporated in Executive Order 292, and as amended by Republic Act No. 9177. The 2 additional, so called, nationwide special days (November 1 and December 31) are regulated by EO 203.  It is the President's prerogative to declare the next working day a public holiday if the actual public holiday falls on a Sunday. Sometimes, this is only done at the last minute.  Muslim Holidays: The holidays of Amun Jadid (New Year), Maulid-un-Nabi (Birthday of the Prophet Muhammad), Lailatul Isra Wal Mi'raj (Nocturnal Journey and Ascension of the Prophet Muhammad), Id-ul-Fitr (Hari Raya Pausa), and Id-ul-Adha (Hari Raja Haji), are officially observed, pursuant to Presidential Decree 1083 and Civil Service Commission Resolution No. 81-1277, in the provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, North Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi, Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga del Sur and in the cities of Cotabato, Iligan, Marawi, Pagadian and Zamboanga, and in such other Muslim Provinces and cities as may be created. Upon proclamation by the President of the Philippines, Muslim holidays may also be officially observed in the provinces and cities.  Eid al Fitr (End of Ramadan, first day of the month of Shawwal) is a national public holiday, created by virtue of Republic Act No. 9177 and signed on November 13, 2002. It was observed as a national public holiday for the first time on December 6, 2002.  The Christmas season in the Philippines started with dawn masses from Dec. 16 and ends on Jan. 6 as Filipinos hold family reunions, exchange gifts and feast on roasted pig and delicacies, such as rice cake and ginger tea.  Since 1986, the government has observed a holiday ceasefire with communist and Muslim rebels as the mainly Roman Catholic country celebrates one of the world's longest yuletide seasons .  Philippines International Codes PH and PHL (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .ph (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Philippines information and news: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (Philippines central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Philippines maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Philippines), and Wikipedia (includes Philippines commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in Philippines, the holiday may be regional or non-official or limited to certain religious and/or linguistic groups, or begin at a time other than midnight. Note that religious holidays are included only if they are national public holidays, or if the national labour code has specific holiday allowances for employees of specific religions. Aft=Afternoon, Arm=Armenian, Bah=Bahai, Bnk=Banks and most financial institutions, Bud=Buddhist, Cat=Catholic, Chr=Christian, Cop=Coptic, Eve=Evening, Gov=Government services and civil servants, Hin=Hindu, Jew=Jewish, Lin=Linguistic or ethnic groups, Mor=Morning, Mun=Municipal, Mus=Muslim, Orth=Orthodox, Othr=Miscellaneous partial observances (usually described in the Additional Information section of this page), Prt=Protestant, Reg=Regional, Rel=Other Religion, Sch=Schools and universities, Sik=Sikh.

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Religious Holidays : Public holidays in Philippines that are based on certain religious calendars may be subject to local variations due to differing interpretations between different religious authorities, or to seemingly arbitrary changes in the date a holiday is celebrated because it conflicts with another holiday that is based on another calendar, or because the day of the holiday is deemed inauspicious (bad luck). To find out more about these uncertainties, see the footnote below, if any, for each specific religion.

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Muslim Holidays : Muslim bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Philippines were evaluated using the Umm al-Qura Calendar of Saudi Arabia which is used in Saudi Arabia and in most of the Persian Gulf States. Holidays may occur a day later in countries outside the Gulf region. The sunrises, sunsets, moon phases, moonrises and moonsets used in these calculations are based on the location of Mecca (latitude 21.42°N, longitude, 39.82°E, GMT+3 hours, no summer time rules).


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2017 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Philippines, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Philippines, before planning any trip to Philippines. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.



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